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Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom TV show

Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access Panel Discussion Video


On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order


"Net neutrality means that Internet providers treat equally all the information that they transmit, rather than prioritizing the information they own or favor. The term is a loose one; in a literal sense this doesn’t really happen now, and couldn’t without freezing the Internet. But in general, you don’t want a provider to do a deal with its favorite, say, newspaper or movie service, at the expense of others. That’s why the FCC made it a condition of Comcast’s 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal." (Posted by Patricia Aufderheide on March 14, 2014).


Somerville Community Access Television convened a panel discussion at Tufts University about net neutrality and what this means for the future of Internet access. 

The panel included experts in law, technology, and media. Learn more about the impact of this recent decision to strike down the Open Internet Order.
 

Panelists Include:
Candace Clement, Advocacy & Organizing Manager, Free Press
Daniel Lyons, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School
Cara Lisa Berg Powers, Co-Director, Press Pass TV
David Talbot, Chief Correspondent, MIT Technology Review
Moderator: Nina Huntemann, Associate Professor, Suffolk University


The event was co-sponsored by Wicked Local Somerville,  Arlington Community Media, Inc.Cambridge Community TelevisionBoston Neighborhood Network, and Massachusetts Pirate Party.


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